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Demand $100,000 Relocation Fee to Stop SF Evictions
by Tenants are Labor Force
Friday Nov 15th, 2013 6:58 AM
The speculative landlords should be required to pay $100,000 per person relocation fee, the quickest way to end most of the evictions in San Francisco. According to the Eviction Edition of the Street Sheet, on San Francisco streets now, the cap for relocation is $15,460 plus a little more for seniors and others. There should be no cap and if $100,000 per person is not sufficient, the payment should be raised to $1 million per person.
The speculative landlords should be required to pay $100,000 per person relocation fee, the quickest way to end most of the evictions in San Francisco. According to the Eviction Edition of the Street Sheet, on San Francisco streets now, the cap for relocation is $15,460 plus a little more for seniors and others. There should be no cap and if $100,000 per person is not sufficient, the payment should be raised to $1 million per person.

The San Francisco Tenants Union Handbook’s excerpt of the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, Section 37.9C, on page 263, states each tenant shall receive $4500, only half of which is payable at the time the notice of eviction is served, and the other half when the tenant moves out, with a cap of $13,500 to all tenants in the same unit. This is pocket change to speculative landlords. Rental buildings in San Francisco are worth several million dollars. To obtain the handbook, go to: http://www.sftu.org/

After passing the $100,000 per person relocation fee, the all-Democratic Party member Board of Supervisors should demand that the super majority Democrats in the state legislature repeal the Ellis Act and the more devastating anti-vacancy control Costa Hawkins Act, and have their Democratic governor Jerry Brown sign both repeals NOW.

We have rent control if you stay in your apartment for at least a year. As soon as a tenant moves out, the landlord can and always does raise the rent to whatever they can get as there is no vacancy control.

When you call the Board of Supervisors listed below to demand that they change the relocation fee to $100,000 per person, be sure to remind them that the tenants are the LABOR FORCE of San Francisco, without whom this city comes to a grinding halt. Both landlords and tenants are of all nationalities; the tenants are the LABOR FORCE this City needs. The diversity a City needs is to have a LABOR FORCE to do the work.

From: http://www.sfbos.org/index.aspx?page=1616
John Avalos
District 11
(415) 554-6975 - Voice
(415) 554-6979 - Fax
John.Avalos [at] sfgov.org

London Breed
District 5
(415) 554-7630 - Voice
(415) 554-7634 - Fax
London.Breed [at] sfgov.org

David Campos
District 9
(415) 554-5144 - voice
(415) 554-6255 - fax
David.Campos [at] sfgov.org

David Chiu
District 3
(415) 554-7450 - Voice
(415) 554-7454 - Fax
David.Chiu [at] sfgov.org

Malia Cohen
District 10
(415) 554-7670 - Voice
(415) 554-7674 - Fax
Malia.Cohen [at] sfgov.org

Mark Farrell
District 2
(415) 554-7752 - Voice
(415) 554-7843 - Fax
Mark.Farrell [at] sfgov.org

Jane Kim
District 6
415) 554-7970 - Voice
(415) 554-7974 - Fax
Jane.Kim [at] sfgov.org

Eric Mar
District 1
(415) 554-7410 - Voice
(415) 554-7415 - Fax
Eric.L.Mar [at] sfgov.org

Katy Tang
District 4
(415) 554-7460 – Voice
(415) 554-7432 - Fax
Katy.Tang [at] sfgov.org

Scott Wiener
District 8
(415) 554-6968 - Voice
(415) 554-6909 - Fax
Scott.Wiener [at] sfgov.org

Norman Yee
District 7
(415) 554-6516 - Voice
(415) 554-6546 - Fax
Norman.Yee [at] sfgov.org